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Getting the Engagement of Local Institutions in the UN Development Agenda Post-2015

Below are excerpts from the summary of this paper by the Human Settlements Group 

of the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  David Satterthwaite, Sheridan Bartlett, Yves Cabannes and Donald Brown prepared this for UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) with support from The Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance – DeLoG. Full paper available here.  


Infographic: Hometown Advantage

In an effort to rejuvenate struggling local economies and empower small business to compete with big business, political figures and organizations have begun to popularize “buy local” m

Toolkit for Resilient Cities

Since 2012, Siemens, Arup, and the Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy organization, have been exploring ways to enhance and ensure the resilience of critical urban infrastruc